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A recent study shows the worldwide security cameras market is projected to reach $2.68 billion, up from $1.75 billion in 2015. Applications such as border security, city infrastructure and others area leading the growth. SSI Staff · February 01, 2016

Axis Communications, a provider of networked video, announced its acquisition of Citilog, a provider of real-time video monitoring for traffic and transportation security and safety. Axis says the acquisition amplifies its entire video solution. SSI Staff · February 01, 2016

Tyco released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2016. It reported a 4% dip in revenue from the previous year, which it attributes to the stronger U.S. dollar against foreign currencies. Tyco CEO George R. Oliver called the first quarter "solid" and it excited about the company's long-term prospects thanks to its planned merger with Johnson Controls. SSI Staff · January 29, 2016

World Wide Security of New York has completed the sale of its business to Novidam Capital LLC. The Edmonds Group acted as advisor to World Wide Security on the transaction. SSI Staff · January 28, 2016

It doesn't matter how big a security company is: there are lessons each one can learn from Monday's Tyco-Johnson Controls merger. It's been said that all companies are for sale at all times, it's simply the price that hasn't been established. Peter Giacalone · January 28, 2016

Johnson Controls reported a dip in net revenue and net income in year-over-year evaluation in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. The company attributes the dip to the deconsolidation of the Automotive Interiors business. SSI Staff · January 28, 2016

Tyco International and Johnson Controls announced on Monday they plan to merge the two companies in a deal worth reportedly $20 billion. The deal brings together two of the most prominent security and fire/life safety firms with a combined annual revenue of $32 billion. SSI Staff · January 27, 2016

Hikvision USA/Canada President Jeffrey He spoke with SSI to address the company's relationship with communist China, its goals for 2016 in the video surveillance market and its integration with Control4 for smart homes. Scott Goldfine · January 27, 2016

Alarm companies need to perform their due diligence when screening potential employees, especially those that you will trust in a customer's house. Extensive background checks are a must when hiring installers, subcontractors and others. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · January 26, 2016

Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to separate and combine its realigned Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business segment with Leidos in a tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction, unlocking $5 billion in estimated enterprise value for Lockheed Martin stockholders. SSI Staff · January 26, 2016


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